Native Travel Festival organizes Celebrating Womanhood Festival.

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As we draw closer to the Intentional Women’s day that is celebrated every 8th of March, the Native Travel Festival an NGO that gives a voice to the voiceless and promotes women who are mistreated by going to communities has organized the first ever celebration of the womanhood festival under the theme Women for Women.

Sarah Nsigaye a journalist and founding director of the Native Travel Festival told the media gathering about the series of events that are scheduled to start with a boat cruise on 5th February 2016 to Ngamba and Myende Islands. This will include lots of performances from artistes and poets who will entertain the audience.

This will be followed with the awards night on 7th March, Monday at Hotel Africana. The awards are aimed at recognizing people who have done tremendous work or committed their services to help the women in different aspects of life. The awards have a panel of judges who helped in the selection of the nominees and these include Rukundo Eunice an editor of the Full Woman magazine, Munyirwa Florence and Hilda Twogeirwe the Executive Director of Fermite.

The following are the various award categories and nominees:-

1.Victoria Sekitoleko Award

  • Julian Omara
  • Amina Hesa:
  • Uganda Farmers Associate

2.Rebacca Kadaga Awards

  • Gen. Muntu
  • Gen Aronda (RIP)
  • H.E Magufuli

3.Yvonne Namaganda Award

  • Betty Chemiso, the Traffic officer who stayed in the rain for the cause of her work
  • Joan Kagezi,
  • David Busulwa.

4.Wangari Maathai

  • Ngamba Chimpanzee Group, for taking orphaned chimpanzees to Ngamba islands with a view that
  • Mzee Amooti Yona
  • Tumwesigye

5.       Rebecca Mulira Award

  • Anglican Church, this is for appointing Bishop Libby as the first woman Bishop after 50 Centuries of refusal of women becoming Bishops
  • MIFUMI,
  • Episcopal Church

6.Mama Sadia Award

  • Allen Kagina,
  • Amina Hasa:
  • Uganda Farmers Associate

7.Sarah Ntiro Award

  • Susan Kigula
  • Sheila Bagaine
  • Rose Nanyonga

8.Namirembe Young Wives Award

  • MFUMI
  • WAKISA Ministries

9.Joan Kagezi Award

  • Bear Foot Lawyers (provided online legal services)
  • Legal Aid Project
  • David Mayinja

10.Angelique Kijo Award

  • Jamal
  • Juliana Kanyomozi
  • Margie Kayima

11.Miria Matembe Award

  • Rwakafuzi Ladislus
  • Zaina Fatuma
  • Abdullai Fatuma

12.   Abdullai Fatuma Award

  • NTV (the Program)
  • UWMA
  • FEMRITE

13.Betty Bogombe Award

  • Peter Mayinga
  • Johnson L
  • UPDF

14.Fizel Malal Award

  • Makerere University Foundation for female Education
  • Waje Vivian
  • Faith Luwagi

15.Lilly Ajolova Award

  • Case clinic
  • Rev. Bakalubye
  • Victorious

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